Pastel Drawing for Beginners

Date Tuesday 18 April 2023 until Tuesday 30 May 2023
Time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Price£90 | £85
TutorNatasha Barr

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Pastel Drawing for Beginners

Drawing & Painting

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Throughout this 7-week course, open to complete beginners, you will explore painting with soft and oil pastels where you use the technique of mixing colours on the paper instead of the palette.

You will investigate the influence of paper colour and texture on our pictures and a variety of mark-making, colour mixing, blending techniques and colour theory.

Students will also learn how to draw using observational mapping techniques as well as free hand drawing.

Reference images including landscapes, figures, animals/wildlife, and still life will be supplied for tutor demonstrations and students are encouraged to also work from their own images.


Materials Required:

Students are asked to bring their own soft pastel, oil pastel, pastel pencils, pastel paper, fixative and any images that you would be keen to work from.


About the tutor:

Natasha Barr is a visual freelance painter and educator who teaches at various art centres throughout Belfast and Donegal as well as online courses. She works in various mediums, such as oil, acrylic, watercolour & charcoal depicting landscape, still life and portrait scenes. Originally from Donegal, Natasha moved to Belfast and completed her BA(Hons) degree at Belfast College of Art in 1995 – 1998.

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Age Range16+ years
VenueArt Studio

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